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Omen Longboards started with the Carbon Matrix, which was the collaboration between a bunch of local Seattle skaters including Nate Blackburn and Trevor Preston. Omen didn’t have a physical location at the time, so the Matrix was outsourced to a local company. Due to the relatively low price tag (compared to other carbon boards) Omen gained some notoriety pretty quickly. After a little under a year, Omen procured space in a north Seattle garage and started producing the first Pike prototypes.

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Reader’s Choice: Analysis, Rants and Raves
April 30, 2013 – 2:48 PM | No Comment
Reader’s Choice: Analysis, Rants and Raves

The AXS Gear/Concrete Wave Readers’ Choice survey yielded a tremendous amount of information. Almost 4,000 people took the time to fill out the survey, with an average time of 14-plus minutes to complete! That represents almost 40 days’ worth of time! We produced a fully comprehensive listing of all companies in the Concrete Wave Buyer’s Guide. But here, for the purpose of space, we will address some of the key findings from the survey. We instituted two distinct changes this year. First, we changed the actual questions to reflect what brands are actually owned by readers. Rather than focusing on the word favorite,” we wanted to know what people actually had in their quiver.

Arbor Hires Caliber Truck Co. Founder Brandon Stewart as New Skate Marketing Manager
April 9, 2013 – 12:48 PM | No Comment
Arbor Hires Caliber Truck Co. Founder Brandon Stewart as New Skate Marketing Manager

Arbor Skateboards is proud to announce that it has hired Brandon Stewart, the President and Founder of Caliber Truck Co., as its new Marketing Manager. Brandon will be working out of Arbor’s office in Venice, CA, where he will oversee his new responsibilities, as well as continue to run the Caliber family of brands.

Marketing Major Earns Sponsorship, Competes Worldwide
December 11, 2012 – 2:35 PM | No Comment
Marketing Major Earns Sponsorship, Competes Worldwide

Between the trees and surrounded by nature, it’s not hard to believe University students have a budding interest in outdoor sports. Just ask Brandon Adams, a junior marketing major who spends much of his time gliding across campus on his longboard. Adams said he started longboarding as a freshman, and over the past three years he has managed to become a leader in competitive longboarding throughout Texas.

P. Swiss’ Destructive Championship Year
September 27, 2012 – 11:15 PM | No Comment
P. Swiss’ Destructive Championship Year

The 2011 IGSA Downhill Skateboarding World Cup Series will be remembered by the dominant performances put in by some of racing’s biggest stars, bigger events that spread the sport further around the globe and the fierce level of competition that became common place. Prior to the season Kevin Reimer, the all conquering downhill skater of 2010 suffered a severe leg injury. This left him off his skateboard and unable to defend his newly earned IGSA World Cup Series Championship.

Mischo Wins Newton’s
September 12, 2012 – 7:10 PM | No Comment
Mischo Wins Newton’s

Round two of the 2012 IGSA World Cup season was held April 27-29 at the famous Mount Panorama motor-racing circuit in Bathurst, Australia. It was the fourth time a World Cup race has been held on the legendary track as part of the Newton’s Nation action sports and music festival. The organizers put up a $20,000 purse, making Newton’s the richest downhill race in history

IGSA Report: Tongue Breaks His Duck
September 12, 2012 – 6:35 PM | No Comment
IGSA Report: Tongue Breaks His Duck

The 2012 IGSA World Cup season kicked off April 20-22 in Wollongong, Australia, with the inaugural $10,000 Mt. Keira Challenge. Organized by the Australian Skateboard Racing Association (ASRA) and held in the picturesque surroundings of a tropical rain forest, Mt. Keira’s ever-changing weather made for some unpredictable and challenging racing. It rained nonstop on Thursday before the event, and due to the humidity, the track was still wet for Friday morning practice. It was beginning to dry for the afternoon qualifying session but was still slick and treacherous.